A study published in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention found that women who regularly drank green tea, lowered their risk of developing both colon and rectal cancers compared with women who drank green tea infrequently or not at all.
According to the study, “A significant dose-response relationship was found for both the amount of tea consumed and duration in years of lifetime tea consumption. The reduction in risk was most evident among those who consistently reported to drink tea regularly at both the baseline and follow-up surveys. This study suggests that regular consumption of green tea may reduce CRC risk in women.”
Over 69,700 Chinese women between the 40 and 70 years old were used as the base in the study regarding tea consumption. The women were followed for a total of six years. In that time, 256 cases of colorectal cancer were identified.